Federal troops sent to protect the U.S. Customs House in New York City
Unemployment and unrest were considered so high in New York City following the financial panic that the government dispatched soldiers and marines under General Winfield Scott to protect the U.S. Customs House there. The facility was home to twenty million dollars in reserves. (By John Osborne)
Thomas G. Mitchell, Antislavery Politics in Antebellum and Civil War America (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007), 127.